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Battleship USS Iowa BB-61

Address: 250 S Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90733
Phone Number: 877-446-9261
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Ranked #7 of 310 Attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Museums
Owner description: Experience the Battleship of Presidents - USS Iowa. Explore the West...
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Type: Military Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Experience the Battleship of Presidents - USS Iowa. Explore the West Coast's only Battleship - USS Iowa. An adventure on board takes you on a memorable family experience through World War II, Korean War, and Cold War; following in footsteps of sailors that lived on the most powerful warship built to date. Visitors tour six decks of wood & steel and numerous exhibits on the Battleship that hosted three U.S. Presidents during her service as a symbol of democracy. The USS Iowa is located at the L.A. Waterfront, former home to the US Navy Battleship fleet and an area rich in Maritime History. Battleship IOWA hosts fun seasonal events throughout the year such as the Memorial Day Festival, Independence Day Celebration, Veterans Appreciation Day & more! The IOWA also offers private guided & group tours, school field trips, corporate outings and special event venues. Battleship IOWA is open everyday (except Thanksgiving & Christmas) from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, with the last boarding and ticket sales at 4:00 pm.
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Yucaipa, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The uss Iowa bb61 was Lynns first and my second visit to a world war 2 navy ship,I had always wanted to visit one a battle ship but they were on the east coast and I hadn't made it there ever ,so when I heard from TV it was coming to la harbor I was happy to wait and see... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My husband and I had the privilege of touring the Battleship Iowa. Several knowledgeable volunteers on board are happy to answer questions and bring the ship's history from World War II through the Cold War alive. The huge battleship has been painstakingly restored. There is a self-guided tour which includes several decks of the vessel and includes the Captain's quarters... More 

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Los Angeles, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My husband and I went to the USS Iowa on opening day, along with thousand of folks. The guided tour was really well done. We learned a lot about the history and how this battleship survived. The whole experience of the visit was well worth the time. Thank you to the veterans and the volunteers who work on the ship.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Our tour guide was very helpful in telling us strories concerning the ship..Difficult to climb up and down stairs..

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I highly recommend taking the USS Iowa tour. It is self guided, but there are guides along the way to answer questions or give you a little ship history. There are lots of very steep stairs so plan your shoes accordingly! I wouldn't recommend bringing toddlers, but young children are encouraged and they have a little game for them to... More 

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

we took this tour during the port stop in between back to back cruises on the golden princess cruise ship. the iowa is only a short walk through the cruise terminal parking lot, and if your pre, post, or in-transit on a cruise, the tour is only $10.00. its worth every penny! i was on a light cruiser in 1968... More 

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Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Brilliant place, very interesting. A definate must if you are in the area. Unfortunately not at all Wheelchair accessible.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Spent several hours here and was fascinated. Well laid out self walking tour with lots of information provided, although a guided tour is also available. Some stairs are quite steep so be careful!

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Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Amazing ship but also all around there is really interesting things to see The history of the surrounding docks and the sculpture depicting the Maritime history and memorials were very poignant

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Tromsø - Rovaniemi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Not exactly located downtown L.A - but if you have a car I would recommend the drive. A nice marked walk through the ship - cant get lost. Only wish more of the ship would have been accessible - but thats maybe too much to ask for. $18 for adult. Have to pay extra for parking, but it wasnt too... More 

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